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South African Landscapes

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Mar 18, 2010 20:58 |  #1

Thought I'd post a few of my initial, minimal post-processing (run through DxO, mostly the default settings, sometimes a little curves and a little playing saturation to pull back highlights or gain a little detail). This was my first big trip with my 5DII. Most of the shots were taken with the 24-105L, some with the 35L. I'm still sifting and perfecting some of the others and playing around with HDR/exposure merging.

First, a view from the top of the Drakensberg Escarpment in Mpumalanga:

IMAGE:​photos/mattia_v/443848​3129/ (external link)

Burke's Luck Potholes, same area, lovely colours and light:
IMAGE:​photos/mattia_v/443926​4522/ (external link)

Low-key sunset in Knysna, along the Garden Route:
IMAGE:​photos/mattia_v/444180​5048/ (external link)

Low-key landscape in Franschoek. Getting an HDR treatment eventually.
IMAGE:​photos/mattia_v/444108​1259/ (external link)

Sunset from Constantia Neck. We'd just spent the entire day hiking Table Mountain, and made it down just in time to see the sun sink into the sea. Cropped some dead space above an below:
IMAGE:​photos/mattia_v/444178​9742/ (external link)

Comments and constructive criticism welcome.

5DII | 300D | 30D IR | 17-40L | 24-105L IS | 70-200/2.8L IS | 100-400L IS | 15 FE | 35L | 50/1.8 mk I | 135L | Sigmalux 50/1.4 | Sigma 105/F2.8 Macro | C/Y Planar 50/1.4 | C/Y Distagon 35/2.8

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Location: Southern Utah
Mar 18, 2010 21:39 |  #2

Very Nice Series

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Mar 19, 2010 01:55 |  #3

Wow I love the first two shots. They look tilted but that could just be the land as well.

Chris Knapp

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Mar 19, 2010 06:00 as a reply to  @ Morlow's post |  #4

I love the detail in the second.

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